Thursday, December 2, 2010

My tree

My tree has no star, the bulbs burned out and I have not had a chance to find a string of just 10 we have no star on our tree. But at least I got it up this weekend. man it took alot of rearranging the house for the thing too. Never enough room

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Ausytn didnt dress up. He's too old:(
It didnt really feel like Halloween. With just Claire and she wasn't really into going trick or treating very much. We went around the neighborhood and she got a little candy. She looked very pretty. She was a bride. We didnt get the flowers. She was crackign up cause every house we went to the people would call her something different. "Oh you're such a pretty angel!" "Oh what a beautiful princess!" She looked EXACTLY like her grandma with all that makeup on. (Her dad's mom)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Xmas cards done!!

Jealous?? I got them done!!!! on to the next project..and no im not posting a picture of them just yet....Halloween isn't even over yet!!
Instead here is one of the kids...Sept. 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Some stuff

I got all the paper cut for my xmas cards!! I know im super early but I have about 5 craft projects going on now and the sooner I get done with one the sooner I can move on to another...

I also bought 2 boards really cheap that I am going to paint and make into signs. Not sure yet who they will go to or what they will have on them....any suggestions?

I bought the album at Hobby Lobby half off that I am going to make for Claire hopefully for xmas but if I dont get it done in time, it will be for the Jan. bday. It is going to be an album titled...Us, the first 10 yrs or something like that and be pictures all of just her and I. If anyone has any I dont, please email them to me!

And like I promised...I took Claire to get her hair all chopped off right after her dad's wedding. She was SO happy!! He was not..hahahahha

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sept 2010

The picture to ur right was taken in Sept 2007. Here we are 3 yrs later. We all look so different,(well older at least..the kids not me ofcourse!!) so much has changed for us. some good...some bad...some just ok. We've muddled through and are still together and that's the best place we can be.

Thursday, September 2, 2010's so in!

Claire came home BEGGING for blue streaks in her hair..."it's so popular mom! It's the IN thing..." a sucker..and $5 made my girl happy. And the stuff practically wipes right out of her hair....

Thursday, August 26, 2010

First day of school

Pic's of the first day of school. 8th grade and 4th grade

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Justin Beiber concert!!

Took Claire and her friends to see Justin Beiber a few weeks back. Apparently it was the concert of the century!! I will admit was pretty dang cool. Even for a punk kid he did put on a really good show. My favorite part was when he got in the steel heart and "floated" around the entire areana singing a song and playing the guitar.....Poor Claire ended up with a headache half way through!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Claire's girl scout bridging ceremony

Claire left Brownies and graduated to a JR. last night! Im not sure what that means but she got a new sash and alot of new badges. I think it happens when they are in brownies for 2 yrs...then they go on to Jr's. She is sticking with it, she really loves it. Met some great people through it too!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

New pictures

My mother told me to change the pictures....i dont have many new ones. So here is Claire and I when we went to Prom this year. I took her with me when i went to supervise...boy that was fun! She was certain all the kids were drunk (they were acting a little...immature) And apicture of the dog too

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

This is a stitchery I made for a dear friend. It didnt turn out too bad. It says:
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another canvas

Im in the begining stages of making Claire a canvas for her room. Im not finding exactly what I want. So far im already stuck on the first corner of it! I know what i want to do....but can't find the products that match my vision. Hopefully be posting pictures of it soon.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Canvas painting

Here are two paintings I did. Im not sure if i like how they turned out. I really like the painting process.....I am going to make my daughter one using bright colors. Bright blues, greens and orange and pink. The left one say's Peace and the right one say's Strength. I posted a b4 and after photo

Monday, February 22, 2010


Here is the last card I made for a very good friend. I used flocking on the bottom to look like snow. I wasn't crazy about this was driving me crazy..something was missing, something just didnt look right...but after sitting on it for a few days I gave up and sent it anyway. Sometimes you just gotta let things go and send them on their way.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Claire asked me what I wanted for Valentine's day. After sitting there for a long time not being able to come up with any other answer, I said "love". She gave me a most disgusted look and said..."LOVE? That doesnt cost anything!That's just hug's and kisses and your gum ending up in someone else's mouth!"

Oh MY GOSH.....heaven help me.

Friday, February 12, 2010

my new

My new favorite song.....Try sleeping with a broken heart by Alicia Keys. Claire and I got the CD tongiht and have been jamming to it all night.
Here is the video for it.
you'll have to copy and paste it.
its pretty

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some funny....

I found my old glasses from high school last night. OMG!! Claire loved them...thought they were hilarious! Which they are pretty damn early 90's. Here are the pictures she took last night acting like a "nerd". She kept saying...."You've been kicked out of math club!" in a very robotic squeeky nerd voice. She makes me giggle.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2 new cards

Got in the ol craft space last were fed....homework done...content to play on their own. I got 2 cards made. All paper was CTMH. Can't remember what all the stamps were. There is white flock on the & so it kinda stands out. I got both ideas from the CTMH winter catalog. Hope you like. I did handstitch on the B card. Around the square and also the buttons. Both were just cards to send out to friends. Hoping to get some space cleared off so I can actually make a real page next.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hell froze over...didnt u know?

So I think it is official....Hell froze over. No im not talking about the horrid tempatures we've had in the Midwest for the last 3 months. I'm talking about the fact that I actually made a card. I made a card.
I did. Honestly. I made one. My BFF bday is coming up and so I had a little time between laundry, cooking, dishes, working out, cleaning the house and going insane that I actually sat down in my very cluttered unorganized craft space and I made a card for her last night. It is not the best, biggest, most wonderful thing i've ever created in the world. But I made one. My first real card I've sat down and thought about and put together in a very very long time. Probably over a year.
Stamps were all Close to my Heart. Paper was also.